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The Cathedral Church of St. Paul Announces Guest Preachers & Speakers in Lent 2018

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul Announces Guest Preachers & Speakers in Lent 2018

Continuing our “Year of Reading Biblically” at the Cathedral, we have invited five guest preachers/ presenters to visit on the five Sundays during Lent. Each sermon will be followed by a 40-minute presentation during the Adult Forum, that focuses on the importance of scripture in our lives. Worship during Lent will be at 9:30, and the Forum will begin at 10:45. All sermons and lectures will be taped and podcast online.

Valerie Tutson, February 18 (Lent 1)

Valerie is a professional storyteller whose stories use Biblical texts as their focus. A graduate of Brown University and resident of Providence, Rhode Island, Valerie has been telling stories professionally since 1991. Most recently she has served as the Co-Director of the National Black Storytelling Festival.

Dr. Jay Parini, February 25 (Lent 2)

Jay is a poet, novelist, biographer, and critic who is the D. E. Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College. Jay is well-known to many in our Diocese (and beyond) as a fellow Episcopalian, and his biography Jesus: The Human Face of God was studied in the Cathedral Adult Forum in 2014.

The Rev. Dr. Lloyd (Tony) Lewis, March 4 (Lent 3)

Tony served on the faculty of Virginia Theological Seminary from 1978 until his retirement in 2012, as the Molly Laird Downs Professor of New Testament. He completed his Ph.D. at Yale University, focusing on the social and theological implications of the use of family language in Paul’s Letter to Philemon.

Dr. Joel S. Baden, March 11 (Lent 4)

Joel is a professor of the Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity School, and a specialist in the Pentateuch, Biblical Hebrew, and disability theory in biblical studies. He has written numerous books, scholarly articles, and articles for a popular audience in The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, and others.

Dr. Lisa Schnell, March 18 (Lent 5)

Lisa is Interim Dean of the Honors College at UVM, teacher of a popular undergraduate course The Bible as Literature, and co-chair of our Adult Forum. After preaching, Lisa will offer a participatory reflection on studying the Bible in the Adult Forum, along with her co-chair, Elizabeth Beaulieu.



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